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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who returns to Fruitless Mountain in Chapter 48?
2. Who is the father of the girl who was friends with the Buffalo Boy?
3. How long does Minli sleep in Chapter 35?
4. Who tells the story of the Dragon's Pearl in Chapter 40?
5. What does Minli sneak out of after waking up in Chapter 26?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Minli encounter while trying to get to the village in Chapter 30?
2. What story does Ma relate in the novel? What does she discover in telling it?
3. Where do Minli and Dragon decide to stay in Chapter 27? What is nearby?
4. Where does Minli sneak out of in Chapter 26? Who does she go see?
5. What happened when night came in the Story of Da-A-Fu's Ancestors?
6. What do A-Fu's family do to help heal Minli in Chapter 36?
7. What does Minli tell Dragon when she returns from the moon? How does Dragon regain the ability to fly?
8. Where do A-Fu and Da-Fu take Minli in Chapter 34? What story is related along the way?
9. Describe the character of Wu Kang. What was Wu Kang's conflict?
10. Where does the orphan girl lead Great Green Tiger in Chapter 31? What happens to Great Green Tiger?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Grace Lin's childhood and location, career, awards and recognition, and major subjects and themes in the author's works. How is Lin's literary style described by critics and the public?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the character of Xiao Mao and the lions which guard the City of Bright Moonlight. How did the lions come into existence? What character traits do they exhibit?
Essay Topic 3
Define the term "theme" as it applies to literature. How is "greed" a theme in the narrative? How does Minli use the monkeys' greed against them in Chapter 14?
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